Kennedy New Artistic Director of Poland's Sinfonia Varsovia
Sinfonia Varsovia of Poland has named British virtuoso violinist Nigel Kennedy as artistic director. Kennedy, 46, is scheduled to take over the baton at a September 30 concert at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw. He also serves as director of the Sinfonia Varsovia chamber orchestra. That latter ensemble is expected to change its name to the New Polish Chamber Orchestra.